I am not an interior designer by any stretch, nor am I the least bit crafty. I cringe at the sight of yarn, scrapbooks, glue, and stamping kits. However, drop me in a room full of furniture, paintings, rugs, and knickknacks, and I’ll happily spend the day decorating and rearranging. There is a difference, but I also see a complementary relationship.
The crafter is creating something out of raw materials, giving substance to a vision in his or her head. The designer is using the crafter’s products to also give rise to a vision of how a room should look.
We are all designers, but we are not all craftsmen. If you live in a structure, you have designed the space in which you reside, albeit by default. Your space might have a contemporary feel, or perhaps you’re into the farmhouse look. A bachelor pad could pass for a New York penthouse or a pigsty; either way, it’s by design.
Which leads me to the point of today’s blog, the title for which I must credit my sweet sister-in-love, Laurie.
Do you understand that you were created by a master craftsman? Do you understand that you are who you are by design?
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 39:13 (NIV 1984)
God is a Creator and an Interior Designer.
He had a vision for mankind, and He created Adam from raw materials (which he also happened to create) and gave him breath. Then he made Eve from that creative product(Adam’s body) and gave her life as well. God created our bodies to house our spirits and personalities and designed them to work in the environment in which he placed us.
God created the human body and the process by which conception occurs and birth follows. He used the genetics of your parents and grandparents and all those before you in your family to design you…just so. Your hair color, your eyes, your personality…all by creation and design.
He created Earth out of nothing and designed it to support human life. He designed it in a way that is pleasing to our eyes and beneficial to our lives. He created your body and designed you to inhabit it.
When you enter a museum or art gallery, or observe a beautiful garden, do you not immediately wonder at the artist and marvel at their talent? We never even question whether or not there is a sculptor, painter, or gardener behind the creation.
How then can anyone look at the beauty of this planet and not see the hand of a Master Designer? How can anyone study the complexities of the human body and not see the Creator?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1
Dear One, if you are feeling unloved, unnoticed, or unappreciated today, please remember this: You are loved with an everlasting love. The God Who created and designed the universe sees you, knows you, and above all, loves you.